Trashy Tashan

Named to be the most awaited film of the year, 'Tashan' wasn't able to live up to it's expectations even though Yash Raj Banner as always made sure to leave no stone unturned to create a hype around the movie.

Monday, April 28, 2008 | 5:54:56 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Tashan (2008)

Banner: Yash Raj Films
Cast: Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Ali Khan">Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya
Ratings: **

Named to be the most awaited film of the year, ‘Tashan’ wasn’t able to live up to it’s expectations even though Yash Raj Banner as always made sure to leave no stone unturned to create a hype around the movie. The vast marketing and promotional activities did attract the<a href=Ali Khan">Saif Ali Khan and Akshay Kumar in Tashan" src="" align="right" border="" hspace="5" vspace="5"> opening crowd, but it couldn’t survive even for few days at the box office.

The storyline of the film revolves around Pooja (Kareena Kapoor) who cons the don Bhaiyaji (Anil Kapoor) with the help of Guruji (Saif Ali Khan) and runs away with 25 crores even conning Guruji on the way. Bhaiyaji hires Bachchan Pande (Akshay Kumar), a local goon from Kanpur to find both Guruji and Pooja. Form here the hide and seek game starts among the different confused characters of an equally confused movie.

Though debutant director Vijay Krishna Acharya shows some promise in the execution, he couldn’t do much with the movie due to the lack of a good script. Seems that even the writer was confused as to what did he want to show in the movie. It just seems to be a cluster of individual scenes. This once again proves that even the good actors can’t save a movie if not supported by a powerful story narration.

What’s more, the music of the film is forced, too. Doesn’t look like a part of the story narration.

Pre-interval the film seems to have some kind of pace but the second half of the film moves like an endless merry-go-round ride having repetitive scenes in the process. If there is only one saving grace, then it’s the cinematography of the film. The cameraman has captured some real good shots of the landscapes.

Performance wise, all the actors have managed to look their best. Yes, looked not lived the characters or acted.

Overall Yash Raj Banner hasn’t been successful in dishing out a good product from their film factory. Standing up to their reputation, we are sure that Yash Raj banner would have learned from its mistake and from now onwards, rather then spending crores on star cast and locations, the banner would concentrate on the basics of film making by taking on a good script to start off with.

Alok Hisaria

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Posted on: 22 July 2009 at 12:02pm
oh really? oh well never mind :D

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Posted on: 22 July 2009 at 12:02pm
oh really? oh well never mind :D

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Posted on: 09 May 2008 at 5:18pm
I was a complete BORE!!
Although I did like the acting of Akshay but the story and script was just ruined the movie..

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Posted on: 05 May 2008 at 7:00pm
this movie was a huge diaaspiontment!

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Posted on: 03 May 2008 at 10:31pm
i agree..this movie was much less than what i was expecting from it..
atleast akshay saved the movie from drowning

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Posted on: 02 May 2008 at 8:55pm
Tashan was a major disappointment !.. Saif was just a waste of space on-screen, Kareena can do so much more better, Anil at first was funny but became over-bearing !.. Akshay was the saving grace of the film !.. Yashraj need to seriously take a look at all their scripts !..

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Posted on: 02 May 2008 at 1:04am
thanxThanx for the rating.nicely rated. not gonna watch the movie now .....:p

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Posted on: 01 May 2008 at 8:08am
ha even here we have spam...someone is advertising a movie site
boring movie btw..

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Posted on: 01 May 2008 at 5:31am
agree wid the review, its completely trashy......i was bored to tears, Akki is the only saving grace of this movie.

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Posted on: 30 April 2008 at 6:51pm
This film was a huge headache to watch.And that was just on dvd.I pity those who saw it in theatres,I would die of boredom.

My fave part of the film was when the Falak Tak Chal Saath Mere song came,it's soo beautiful=)

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